Monthly Archives: October 2016

Please Continue To Breathe

I know there are those of you who are freaking out right now about Trump, emails, James Comey, and October surprises. Please don’t. Separate and apart from the grotesquely inappropriate behavior of Comey (talk about an issue in need of Senate hearings in 2017), the fundamental nature of the election has not changed. Chris Cillizza in the Post: The underlying truth… Read more »

BREAKING: FBI Knew About New Emails Weeks Ago

So there’s some new emails. Thanks, Weiner! The FBI director, a self-aggrandizing Republican apparatchik who has been horse-whipped by Republicans for not perp walking Hillary Clinton, felt compelled to alert Congress about the emails, despite clear DOJ policy to the contrary. Tough decision, right? What to do? Oh, gosh, poor James Comey, tragic public servant, on the horns of an… Read more »

Today’s Story About Clinton’s Email Encompassed Everything That is Wrong with Politics

Just when you thought 2016 couldn’t get any crazier…. I feel like this is a sentence I have written on a number of occasions this year and will probably write a few more times between now and November 8. By now, you have all heard about Hillary Clinton’s email story thrusting itself back into the news this afternoon. To me,… Read more »

Friday Night PSA

For those of you who stopped breathing today after the “news” about the “reopening of the email investigation” because a bunch of “reporters” just went with “Congressman” Jason Chaffetz’s totally false press release instead of, y’know, doing some “reporting,” I’m here to help, no ironic quotation marks.  It’s all bullshit.  1. The Emails Did Not Come From Her Private Server…. Read more »

RIP Len Teitelbaum

One of the truly good guys in Montgomery County and Maryland politics, Len Teitelbaum, died yesterday. Here’s a note from the Leisure World Democratic Club with details on the funeral, which is tomorrow.   A basic biography of the former D19 delegate and senator can be found here. I’m hoping that I can get one of the many politicos who knew… Read more »

May The Circle Be Unbroken

The backlash from Gropegate – and the blase reaction of entirely too many Republicans – has brought us back to a more than quarter century old scandal. Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas – he of the “high tech lynching” defense – has now been accused by an Alaska energy lawyer of groping her repeatedly at a Virginia dinner party back… Read more »

Things Ain’t Goin’ Real Good For The GOP

Just saw a cheerful Politico update flash across my screen a few moments ago. More signs of the looming GOP apocalypse (the headline flatly states that Republicans are “panicking”):  Republicans, on the verge of losing the Senate, are plowing a mammoth $25 million into seven races in a last-ditch attempt to stop Donald Trump from dragging the entire GOP down with… Read more »

Charlie Pierce Strikes Again, Part The Infinity

The man who coined the now-indispensable phrase “vulgar talking yam” has now struck again, with an even more inspired and hilarious shot at Trump running mate Mike Pence and religious conservatives generally. In an article Friday noting that Indiana has undertaken a now-familiar tactic of attempting to criminalize the act of registering voters, Pierce penned the following introduction: Something’s hinky among… Read more »